11 Apr 2022

Global Quality Assurance Director

Do you have a passion for food quality and continuous improvement? A strong food safety and quality background combined with being an excellent communicator? Then here is an opportunity to join an amazing global organization.

The Company

CO-RO A/S is a global leader in fruit concentrates, fruit-based drinks, and home-freeze ice lollies. Our more than 1200 employees globally work diligently to develop, produce, and market products under our internationally recognized brands such as Sun Lolly, Sunquick, Suntop, Suncola and MashUp. CO-RO, founded in 1942, is a Danish company with a global footprint. Our Brands are available in more than 80 countries with production sites in Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Our turnover was DKK 1,7 billion in 2021 – and each year we provide consumers with 3.5 billion servings of high-quality fruit-based soft drinks.

The Position

As the Global Quality Assurance Director at CO-RO A/S you are the technical anchor person providing leadership of the global quality agenda and expert knowledge in beverage manufacturing for innovation projects, which can range from flavor extensions of existing brands to complete factory builds.

The role offers a fantastic opportunity to build on the CO-RO Global Quality Standard across existing and new markets as the business and brands expand, whilst also developing the existing quality team within the local manufacturing team in Denmark and the Global QA team.

Responsibilities of this position include:

  • Own the Global Quality Strategy for CO-RO Group
  • Set and Maintain the Global QHSE standards within the Global Manufacturing Manual
  • Drive Quality initiatives to support KPIs for continuous improvement within the business and meet the legal and food safety requirements for external certification
  • Deliver Technical & Quality expertise for Global projects including NPI, Bottler approvals, factory & line design
  • Management of global and local Quality functions based in CO-RO Denmark
  • Global Incident Management lead and food safety expert to provide expert opinion or facilitate decisions around product recall/withdrawal when required
  • Conduct of audits as per Global schedule
  • Identify and deliver on training needs and Quality continuous improvement initiatives across CO-RO A/S group

The Profile

A passion for quality and continuous improvement is a prerequisite of the role and an ability to demonstrate a risk management approach is essential. You hold a relevant Master’s degree and have experience driving the overall quality agenda in an international company.

With a strong food safety and quality background, the individual will also need to be an excellent communicator and show good stakeholder management and collaborative skills in order to work across the diverse range of cultures that this global position brings.

The role offers a high level of autonomy, and the individual will need to be flexible and agile to respond to the demands of a global FMCG company.  Attendance of global manufacturing sites and suppliers for auditing, technical visits, training, and collaboration is essential and therefore the individual must be a confident traveller.

Ideally you’ll be based in Denmark, where our Innovation Centre and Global HQ is located. This is also where your direct reports are.

For this specific position, English is required, and Danish is an advantage.

We Offer

An exciting opportunity to join a Denmark headquartered international environment in a truly global position.

In 2019 we moved into our new Innovation Centre and HQ – the beautiful Henning Larsen designed Oval. Our physical surroundings create the best possible work conditions and settings for your daily work. Our canteen allows you to bring home delicious dinner and we offer modern fitness and spinning facilities. Our headquarter reflects our ambition of attracting the best employees from around the world and allows you to join a truly international work environment.




11 Apr 2022

Apply Now

Apply as soon as possible – we are conducting interviews on an ongoing basis. Please submit your application and CV with relevant documentation.

If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact hiring manager Lee Taylor, EVP Global Marketing & Innovation, at +45 3017 3575 / ltaylor@co-ro.com.

No recruiters and unsolicited agency referrals please.

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